Your CBU Student ID Card (myCBUcard) is your official student identification and will be very important throughout your university journey. In addition to serving as an ID, the card will also allow you access to library services and printing/photocopying across campus. Your Student ID Card will be required for entry to exams as well as other events on campus, so it is very important to get your card as early as possible after becoming a CBU student. 

If you have a meal plan, your card will also allow you to access the dining hall and track your usage. Students also have the option to load money into their account and use their card as a debit card at the bookstore or cafeteria. 

It is required that all CBU students obtain a CBU Student ID Card. Once you get your card, it will be valid for as long as you attend CBU. Your initial card is free, but a $15 charge is required if you lose your ID and need to replace it.

If you have questions about the CBU Student ID Card, please visit the IT Service Desk in room B-1028 in the Marvin Harvey Building, or contact


How to Obtain Your CBU Student ID Card

  • All students should receive an email from instructing them to request their CBU Student ID Card. This is a safe email to open; it is not spam. If you did not receive this email, please contact for assistance. 
  • You can also visit the site directly to begin the process:
  • Activate your account by following the link in the email and logging in with your CBU email and password. 
  • Review and agree to the privacy policy.
  • You will be prompted to submit a photo of your government-issued photo ID. 
  • You will then submit a photo of your choice that will be on both your ID as well as your online accounts. 
  • Ensure the photo you submit is a full front view of your face without being cut off. The image must be sharp and in focus and taken against a plain background. Hats and head coverings are not permitted except when worn for religious purposes. 
  • When complete, click “Finish”. 
  • Click on “Edit Profile” and choose your preferred pick-up location. Once specified, please wait to receive your pick-up instructions via your CBU email. 


If you have lost your ID and need to get a replacement, please visit the Registrar’s Office to make the $15 payment before visiting the IT Service Desk to request your new ID. 

As always, our IT Services Team is here to support students, and can be reached at, by phone at 902-563-1123 or by visiting the help desk during business hours. 


The CBU Student ID Card is your official identification card. It is your personal identification while on campus. Its features extend beyond a simple ID: it is your CBU library card, campus fitness centre pass, meal plan card and print and photocopy card. The card also acts as a debit card, allowing you to make purchases at retail outlets on campus.

Yes, all students, staff and faculty must have a CBU ID. Community members wanting to use the CBU Library will also need a valid CBU Guest Smart Card.

You can use your card as soon as you receive it. It is your official CBU ID.

Initially, Smart Cards will be used as your ID card for events, your library card, for printing and photocopying and for tracking of meal plans. In addition, the general fund account can be used as a debit card for purchases at the cafeteria on campus.

You will need to get a replacement card from the IT Help Desk in the Marvin Harvey Building. You will not be required to have another photo taken. The replacement card will be activated immediately and any balance of funds will be transferred to the new card. The cost for a replacement card is $15.00 and must be pre-paid at the Registrar’s Office.

If your card is not working, take it to the It Help Desk in the Marvin Harvey Building. If your card has been physically damaged, there will be a $15.00 replacement fee which must be pre-paid at the Registrar’s Office. If the card has not been damaged but is not working, it will be replaced at no cost.

Yes. In accordance with established policies, all students writing examinations are required to show a valid CBU ID Card.

Please bring your employee ID # with you to the IT Help Desk (Marvin Harvey Building).

If you do not know your employee ID#, you can obtain it through Human Resources. When you come for your Smart Card, you may choose to have a new photo taken, or to use one we may have on file.

Yes, you do need your CBU Smart Card to access the fitness centre.

No, parking can not be paid for with your CBU Smart card at the meters on campus.

At this time, CBU Smart Cards are not a valid form of payment for buses in the CBRM.

A valid CBU smart card will be required to access printers and photocopiers at the CBU Library. The two Konica Minolta copiers have a card reader attached to each unit. Any print jobs submitted to the Konica print queue can be released on either of the Konica Minolta printer/copiers. Approach the Konica devices and tap your card on the reader. All of your print jobs will be displayed. Select individual print jobs or select All Jobs, your print jobs will be printed if there are sufficient funds available in the General Account.

To make photo copies simply approach the Konica Minolta copier/printers and tap your card. The first screen will show any remaining print jobs. If no print jobs are waiting, the copier menu will be presented. Follow the on screen instructions to make copies. If there are print jobs waiting simply tap the “Use Copier” button and the copier menu will be displayed. Follow the on screen instructions to make copies.

There are also two high capacity Ricoh printers available for printing as well. Any print jobs submitted to the Ricoh print queue can be printed on these large printers near the circulation desk. To release print jobs users must access the Print Release Station located near the printers. Simply tap your CBU smartcard on the card reader. Any print jobs waiting for you will appear on the screen. Select which print jobs you wish to print. Then logout of the screen. Any print jobs not printed will eventually time out and be deleted.

The process will be identical for users that have a Guest Payment Card.

Printing in the labs will not require users to present or tap their CBU smartcards. However, users will be required to have a CBU smart card with funds loaded into the General Account. When printing from any of these labs user will simply select File/Print from their application and the print job will be sent to a printer located in the corner of the lab. Users will also have the ability to select the print queue for the colour laser printer located at the Help Desk or to the Konica Universal Print queue which will allow users to print on the larger Konica Minolta MFD. Users must have sufficient funds loaded to the General Account on their CBU smartcard.

Yes, printing from your personal devices is supported. We have enabled several print queues for web Print service. Users can go to the site and login using their CBU network account. Enter your CBU network Id and password. On the landing page look for the link Web Print. Click on this link and go to the main Web Print page. Then click on Submit job and follow the on screen instructions to upload your document. Any Microsoft Office documents from Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are supported. PDF files and XPS files are also supported. A few image formats such as JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP and Gif are supported. Other document formats are not supported.

Print jobs can be submitted from just about any type of device and can be printed on a variety of printers on campus. The main printers will be those in the CBU Library (Ricoh and Konica Minolta), the colour printer at the library and the IT Help Desk and up to 10 other large Konica printers located in publicly accessible areas. Look for the card reader attached to the printer/copier and you will have access to print or copy.

Users will be able to access printers and copiers at various locations across campus. The main print location for most students will be the CBU Library. There are 10 other Konica Minolta copier/printers located across campus. Any of the Konica devices that have a smart card reader attached to the front can be accessed by users with a valid smart card.

Outside of the CBU Library, copiers are located in the following areas:
Learning Commons Hallway – Marvin Harvey Building near B110
Engineering Hallway – Arseneau-Britten Building, 2nd Floor
Student Union Hallway – Student Union Building 2nd Floor near elevators
Technology Center Hallway – TC building, near the main entrance
Campus Expansion Hallway
Campus Centre
Shannon School of Business, 2nd Floor